ingredients...mmmmm, DSB pie. yum yum

Discussion in 'Biological/Natural Filtration and Deep Sand Beds' started by Wetty, 3 Apr 2009.

  1. Wetty

    Wetty Rockford Fosgate Fish

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    Which is the main aragonite or substrate of choice when going DSB? Seems sugarfine is the size to go.
     
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    Yip, as fine as possible, although different creatures like different sizes. Playsand is cool, just takes longer to seed on its own, unless you can beg a cup of live sand from a fellow reefer to seed it. I used playsand for my DT and fine live sand from Umdloti for my one DSB and very very fine sand from the West coast for my other DSB seeded with the sand from Umdloti.
     
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    if you are not near the sea.....go for carib sea araganite oo light sugarfine
     
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    Wetty Thread Starter Rockford Fosgate Fish

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    This DSB will be in my sump. I had a custom-ish sump made for me.
    Id love real beach sand....but ny the time it gets to JHB from the coast....itll be dead. :lol:
     
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    Wetty Thread Starter Rockford Fosgate Fish

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    Where would I find that? Who stocks it?
     
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    Wetty Thread Starter Rockford Fosgate Fish

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    I remember reading sumwhere that sea sand from bout a km into the sea is ideal...but sea sand or beach sand nearby the shore is not very good....its dirty and polluted.
     
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    Wetty was at Lanzo's last night and am happy to say got some inside info that one of the suppliers is bringing in carib sea again and it will be landing soon... So hang in the for a bit longer...:thumbup:
     
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    Wetty Thread Starter Rockford Fosgate Fish

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    U know which LFS itll be at? Iv heard tons bout this brand but never actually seen it.
     
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    Probably Animal Kingdom
     
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    Warr super pet(Animal Kingdom) used to be the importers but no longer are there is another importer now. Lanzo will def have and most of the other LFS's should have when it lands
     
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    Nothing wrong with sea sand collected below the low water tide line at a less populated area, especially if no one swims there and there is no drains from the street.
     
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    I'd still be a bit cautious about seasand... just because, there's going to be a lot of stuff living in it that could potentially start to die off in your tank. So just be prepared for that. Depending on the sand, it might be a bit like added uncured liverock to your tank.
     
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    VIP pets has Carib Sea but they buy it from Animal kingdom. Bob the reefbuilder has Aqua Medic aragonite. The choice is yours.
     
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    sea sand

    I agree, I brought back sand from a Natal rock pool in a small spring water bottle on a plane last year. I've had no problems. 2 weeks latter the algae growth on the glass slowed down drastically - 2 times as long to grow.
    Now the gravel almost runs around on its own. Got all sorts of creepy crawlies, and my 6 line wrass is a porky little chap - all the worms it hunts down. I'm reluctant to stick my fingers in that gravel.

    It lasted 24 hours from collection till it ended up in my aquarium.

    Admitedly I don't hang around or collect sand near sewage outlets, not even when on holiday!
     
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    Wetty Thread Starter Rockford Fosgate Fish

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    Which branch? Theres VIP all over the show
     
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    Only Northgate does Marines
     
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    Cool. u dont maybe have any prices...will save me the hassle of a trip out there if I cant afford it. :lol:
     
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    If sea sand is problem to obtain. Start a thread in the sponsors forums and check who stocks the product you are looking for.
     
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    Believe me, it is very expensive. Aragonite goes for about R500-R750.00 for 20kg
     
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